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Old 08-01-2008, 10:35 PM   #1
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Question Cannot Configure BackTrack3 Integrated Wireless or Wireless Key


Could someone please help me setup my BackTrack3 so that I can connect to the internet via Wireless. I know the card I use is compatible with BT3, cause I got it to work once by mistake. I'm slightly new still to Linux, so drivers are giving me a problem. I can't configure it right. As far as networking goes, I'm simply on a WLAN with DSL. No vpn, or anything special like that. Also, if anyone knows how I can keep BT3 from resetting all my settings every time I turn it off, I would greatly appreciate it. It probably has something to do with cache and how BT3 is on a flashdrive. Thank you in advance!
 
Old 08-03-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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Have you installed BT as an operating system, or as a live CD (on the USB stick). If it was set up as a Live CD, I don't believe it will keep the settings. If it was installed on the USB stick as an install, it should hold any changes you make as it would on a Hard Drive. Also, if you installed it on a USB stick as an install, and then plug it into a different computer with different hardware, you might have problems, especially with wifi.

What wifi chipset do you have? What are the results of ifconfig, iwconfig, iwlist, and lspci.
 
Old 08-03-2008, 10:16 PM   #3
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I've installed BT as an OS on a USB. It's not a Live CD. As for network results, let me check. I would like to get it to run with a Buffalo internet key so that I don't have to reconfigure every time. This will only help though if the OS starts to save settings.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 06:55 PM   #4
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What size USB stick are you using? I don't know about BT 3, but BT 2.6 required 2.3 GB. Post the results of ifconfig, iwconfig, iwlist, and lspci and we'll see if we can't figure it out.
 
  


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